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SELF INDULGENT VANITY PROJECT,
This review is from: Jpod (Hardcover)
Right, first off let me say I've read ALL of Couplands's novels and LOVE them dearly. I would go as far to say he's my favourite author. UNTIL NOW! I was really looking forward to this & splashed out on the Limited Edition signed box set. I wish I hadn't bothered.
This is a terrible novel and I have to confess I got so angry with it I gave up before the end (I've never done that before, ever). There is no plot. The characters are so one dimentional and undeveloped you don't care about them. The worse thing that REALLY got on my nevers, were the CONSTANT self references to Coupland - he not only name checks himself all over, but he also features as a main character - JUCK!!!
MY ADVICE IS IF YOU ARE NEW OR FAMILIER TO COUPLAND TO GIVE THIS A VERY WIDE BIRTH. IT'S JUST TRIPE! GO READ HIS WONDERFUL "GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA", ALL FAMILIES ARE PSYCHOTIC" "GENERATION X" "ELANDOR RIGBY" . . . BUT NOT THIS, PLEASE!!
Douglas: must try better!